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  1. #1

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Will creating a new user account delete old files?
    Hi everyone, my friend has asked me to hold on to her mac for a couple months, and said i could use it. But then she forgot that she had a pw..

    is there a way for me to create a new user account? (w/o the pw)
    and if so, would all her files be safe?

  2. #2

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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    I guess this post is linked to your other post on how to create a new admin account from Single User Mode.... no need to do the same thing twice.

    To be honest mate, I think this post is dodgy and I have little confidence in all of this.
    Let me guess, you don't have the installation disks either ?
    To give you the benefit of the doubt, simply ask your friend for the password.

    Rest assured, her files are perfectly safe if you can't access the OS -_-

    Cheers ... McBie
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2011
    thanks for your reply

    i did ask my friend for the pw and everything's working fine now

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